We have just come online with a new datacenter in Australia, making MapBox maps faster for users across the entire region. Custom styled street maps, interactive maps from TileMill, map embeds, static maps, and any other request to the MapBox API will receive a significant speed boost.

The new datacenter is a part of the CloudFront content distribution network from AWS, which caches MapBox maps in over 30 data centers around the world so they are geographically close to the users requesting them. The new datacenter is now online and users making requests from Australia will automatically be routed to it effective immediately.

You can learn more about how MapBox serves fast maps in a recent blog post on our technology stack or read more about the new datacenter from AWS.